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Pink Floyd collector's edition of German Rolling Stone out now Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 21 November 2014

Rolling Stone Germany - Pink Floyd specialJust published is a special collector's edition of Rolling Stone in Germany, which focuses on Pink Floyd.

The magazine, in stores now (and available to order online) is a 100-page special, and includes:

  • Many interviews, among other things the last one with Syd Barrett from 1971
  • Pink Floyd album guide
  • Making of The Dark Side of the Moon
  • The best solo albums and bootlegs
  • The visual concept of the band
  • Album cover, concert poster
  • Band internal vendettas
  • The dark side and bitter truth
  • Behind the curtain

For more information, please visit Rolling Our thanks to Michael Nickel for his help with this news item.

Nick Mason talks about Pink Floyd's days in Japan Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 21 November 2014

As part of the promotion for The Endless River, Nick Mason has been talking to Legacy Recordings about Pink Floyd's visits to Japan, which started back in 1971. It's an interesting interview, with some different questions asked than the norm, and Nick even (slightly tongue in cheek) volunteers his services as a drummer to One Direction!

Studio to Stereo - new London exhibition Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Proud Camden StablesOpening at Proud Camden Stables in London tomorrow, November 20th, and running until December 3rd 2014 is Studio to Stereo – a two-week exhibition that showcases never-seen-before photography of leading music acts alongside the stunning sound of their recorded tracks in Hi-Res Audio. Curated by Alex Proud featuring narration from radio DJ Tom Ravenscroft, the interactive gallery features a section covering Pink Floyd and their debut album, 1967's The Piper At The Gates of Dawn.

Radio DJ Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6 Music) also compiled comments from the artists and studio engineers themselves to get stories about the bands’ studio experiences. Tom also selected the tracks to be played alongside each of the photographs.

The rare photographs on display in Stable 3 were taken by Andrew Whittuck, and show Pink Floyd on the cusp of greatness while recording their debut album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn at London's legendary Abbey Road Studios in July 1967. Whilst looking at the pictures, you can listen to Lucifer Sam and Pow R. Toc H. from the album, played back by a Sony Portable DAC (PHA-3) with the NWZ-A15 Walkman and MDR-1A headphones. Neighbouring stables have Bob Dylan, The Doors and Black Sabbath amongst others. The music in each of the six stables is showcased on a range of Sony Hi-Res Audio equipment

More details and location information can be found here.

Hipgnosis exhibition running throughout November Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Trading Boundaries - Hipgnosis exhibitionIn the heart of the Sussex countryside, in the south of England, lies Trading Boundaries. Originally opened as a furniture import business, popularity lead to adding a cafe, which then lead to a stage, and an exhibition space too. Recent performers have included Steve Hackett, Carl Palmer, Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash, Rick Wakeman and John Wetton.

Thoughout November, and in association with Hypergallery, Trading Boundaries are host to an exhibition of Hipgnosis artworks. They are displaying and selling limited edition signed prints, for the likes of Ummagumma, Wish You Were Here, Atom Heart Mother, The Dark Side Of The Moon, Animals, as well as a some of Storm Thorgerson's solo projects for the Floyd including A Momentary Lapse of Reason and Division Bell.

This coming Friday (21st) and Saturday (22nd) they also have Pink Floyd tribute band Off The Wall performing at the venue (voted one of the top ten live music venues in the country by Prog Rock Magazine) although the Saturday night performance is now sold out.

Trading Boundaries can be found at Sheffield Green, near Fletching, East Sussex TN22 3RB - more details at their website.

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